ECONOMICS: Corrective Lurch

The 16 Marshall Plan nations (plus Western Germany) are charged not only with building the framework of European cooperation but with allocations of U.S. help among themselves. If they had shown themselves unable to cope with the problem, the Marshall Plan would have bean in extremely grave peril. In Paris last week, with a sort of corrective lurch like that of a man who slips and regains his balance on an icy sidewalk, the negotiators reached agreement on allocations.

There was some resentment among some Europeans because the U.S. had been called...

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